Bug 1302009 - (CVE-2008-7316) CVE-2008-7316 kernel: writev regression: pan hanging unkillable and un-straceable
CVE-2008-7316 kernel: writev regression: pan hanging unkillable and un-strace...
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Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
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Reported: 2016-01-26 09:13 EST by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2018-02-07 18:10 EST (History)
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Description Andrej Nemec 2016-01-26 09:13:05 EST
A flaw was discovered in Linux kernel. Zero length iovecs can go into an infinite loop in writev, because the
iovec iterator does not always advance over them.

CVE assignment:

http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2016/q1/189

Upstream fix:

https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=124d3b7041f9a0ca7c43a6293e1cae4576c32fd5

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